Manchester ’13: Name that vol-au-vent

WESTMINSTER Council have been very busy showing off hosting fringe meetings at conference to get the debate rolling on cutting council tax and reducing benefit claims. Leader Philippa Roe will have sore feet tonight, she was hardly off a panel throughout the day and she’s down for reception drinks tonight with Eric Pickles not scheduled to finish until 1am.

The City of Westminster emblem hung high too as the evening grew late above a council-hosted meeting on welfare reform starring Lord Freud, the peer behind some of the benefit changes who was subjected to a visit at his Highgate home earlier this year from UK Uncut protesters armed with a pretend eviction notice.

As the discussion into what to do with the jobless continued, activists clasped complimentary wine and nibbled at a smart buffet of… well, I’m not even sure what they were nibbling at. Something looking like a Masterchef concoction. Roast beef vol-au-vents? Swirls of fish and something creamy? Silver spoons with cubes of caramel? Whatever it all is, I report, with some disappointment, there wasn’t a curled up cheese and onion sarnie in sight.

Westminster Council Conservative conference

5 Comments on Manchester ’13: Name that vol-au-vent

  1. Warwick Clips // September 30, 2013 at 11:10 pm //

    Looks like custard tarts. Is it savoury or sweet?

  2. Chris Knight // October 1, 2013 at 11:40 am //

    Philppa is a bright & brillant lady, watch this space she is definatley going places.

    As for the nibbles they cost a lot less per head than the Guacho, ask Phil Jones he should know being a food snob!

  3. Are you saying Westminster council-funded political events?

    We are through the looking-glass now.

    Imagine the fuss from Eric Pickles if Camden spent taxpayers money on chin-wags at Labour Party Conference…

    • Chris Knight // October 2, 2013 at 11:18 am //

      Nah! but having dinner with British Rail the enemy who are about to decimate Euston is dead two faced don’t you think?

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